Darkness in music

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Certain music is sometimes described as "dark" in a metaphorical sense. For example, "dark pop" is often indiscriminately applied to a wide range of disparate artists, but usually refers to pop music that incorporates synthesizers or a minor key.[1] In Germany, the term schwarze Szene ("black scene") has been "used since the 1990s to describe all the so called dark alternative music styles swirling around Goth: industrial, darkwave, electro, metal, neofolk and medieval, including BDSM/fetish culture".[2]

See also[edit]

Genres that begin with "dark"

Genres with related concepts

Other miscellaneous genres


  1. ^ Williott, Carl (March 9, 2016). "Silent Shout: It's Time To Stop Calling Stuff "Dark Pop"". Idolator.
  2. ^ Liisa Ladouceur, Gary Pullin, "SCHWARZE SZENE", in Encyclopedia Gothica (2011).